George Bassett was a New York importer who purchased already decorated upscale wares from factories in Limoges and Austria from the late 1800's to 1914, just prior to World War I. We are offering a lovely set of rare, antique dishes made by the Limoges factory in Austria for George Bassett. Manufactured in the BSS39 pattern, these gleaming white dishes possess the distinctive quality and design found in all Limoges pieces. The scalloped edges of these plates are embossed with flowers, and are finished with a generously gilded band. Additionally the embossed flowers, the decorative leaf detailing and the verge are elegantly gilded.
With 39 pieces, this set serves 8 for lunch - with a few, handy extra plates! The subtle, yet opulent design of these beautiful dishes lends to easy mixing and matching with other vintage and antique Limoges pieces. All pieces except for the saucers are marked BASSETT LIMOGES AUSTRIA in green.
Included in this set:
8 Teacups: 2-1/4" in height, 3-3/4" diameter bowl, 4-1/2" rim to edge of handle (7 are in near perfect condition. There are a few dark glaze pops visible, 1 has large craze)
10 Saucers: 6" diameter (9 are in near perfect condition, 1 has minor gold loss on rim, 1 has crazing)
11 Bread Plates: 6" diameter (9 are in near perfect condition, dark glaze pops visible, 2 have crazing)
10 Salad Side Luncheon Plates (4 are in near perfect condition, 6 have crazing)
The white porcelain and gilding on these beautiful plates shine! None of the pieces have chips, cracks or breaks.
Our shipping costs on this set of dishes will be $45.00. If this seems a tad high, please understand that in most instances, we will actually pay more to ship your items than we are actually charging! In addition, we will often send sets of dishes in multiple boxes because we pack them very carefully, to ensure that they reach you in the condition that they were in when they left our care. We often joke with each other that we could probably stick a stamp and a mailing address on our bubble-wrapped items, and dispense entirely with the box. That is because we use a large quantity of bubble wrap and other packing materials to protect the items that you buy. So please understand that the shipping we charge you reflects only a portion of our actual cost!